City Orientation Walk I, Hamburg

Hamburg is the second-largest city of Germany with a population of 1.8 million people, located where the river Elbe meets with the rivers Alster and Bille. With more than 120 000 enterprises such as factories, radio and television broadcasters and publishers it became the major media and industrial center in northern Germany. The city is also a major tourist destination both for domestic and overseas visitors. Here is the list of the top attractions in Hamburg
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City Orientation Walk I Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk I
Guide Location: Germany » Hamburg (See other walking tours in Hamburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 15
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: Caroline
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Hamburger Rathaus

1) Hamburger Rathaus (must see)

The Hamburger Rathaus is Hamburg’s city hall – its name literally translates as ‘council house of Hamburg’. Designed in the neo-Renaissance style, it was built between 1886 and 1897, following the destruction of the previous city hall in the fire of 1842. It is located in the Altstadt quarter of the city, close to the main rail station and the Binnenalster lakes. The hall was created by Martin Haller, a local architect who also designed the city’s Leiszhalle and Hamburg America...   view more
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Alstster Arkaden

2) Alstster Arkaden (must see)

A historic city surrounded by lakes and intersected with hundreds of waterways, Hamburg is often referred to as the ‘Venice of Germany’. This reputation was fostered by the extensive rebuilding of the city centre after the Great Fire of 1842. The architect Alexis de Chateauneuf was tasked with rebuilding many of the damaged areas of Hamburg’s city centre, and took the elegant arcades of the Italian city as his inspiration. One of the finest examples of his work is the Alsterarkaden, an...   view more
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Neuer Wall

3) Neuer Wall

The Neuer Wall is a commercial street in Hamburg's old town. The road extends over 1200 meters from the Jungfernstieg to the Stadthausbrücke. The Neuer Wall is Hamburg's most expensive shopping street and with its wide range of shops, it provides competition for the Munich Residence or the Maximilianstrasse. In the vicinity of the Jungfernstieg is a jewelry store, as well as shoe stores and several leading international fashion houses. Close to Stadthausbrücke, there are...   view more
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Hanseatic Quarter

4) Hanseatic Quarter

A quarter of Hamburg is dedicated to shops, entertainment and recreation. The special design of the whole street with the windows and the brick walls, draws the attention of any visitor. It is considered one of the three main shopping streets of...   view more
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Alster Lake Alley

5) Alster Lake Alley (must see)

A wonderful view of the Alster lake and surroundings will offer you a relaxing experience. You may wish to take a walk on this pedestrian walkway with your children, enjoying the natural beauty around the river, while crossing public parks all around. You can take a boat ride on the lake; it is a lot of...   view more
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Lombardsbruecke

6) Lombardsbruecke

The Lombard Bridge is a road and rail bridge over the river Alster in Hamburg. It was named after the Lombard pawn shop situated here in 1651. The original wooden bridge was replaced in 1865. The 69-meter long bridge spans the river Alster in three arches between Inner and Outer...   view more
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Hamburger Kunsthalle

7) Hamburger Kunsthalle (must see)

Hamburger Kunsthalle is the city’s largest art gallery, and one of the most significant art museums in all of Germany. It is located on Glockengießerwall, a main road that runs alongside the main train station in Hamburg. The gallery’s permanent collection spans seven centuries, from medieval ecclesiastical art to contemporary pieces by Richter, Klee and Neo Rauch. Specialities include 17th century Dutch paintings by the likes of Rembrandt and Ruisdael, German Romantic art, and works from...   view more
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Spitalerstraße

8) Spitalerstraße (must see)

Spitalerstraße is a shopping street in the Altstadt quarter, Hamburg. The street is one of the central shopping districts of the city, the most frequented street by pedestrians in Hamburg - ahead nearby Mönckebergstraße - and the fifth most frequented street in Germany. Spitalerstraße was turned into a pedestrian zone in 1968, after motorized traffic had increased and Hamburg was re-planned as a "car-friendly city", in which cars and pedestrians were separated wherever...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Mönckebergstraße

9) Mönckebergstraße

The Mönckebergstraße (locally also called Mö) is one of the main shopping streets in Hamburg, Germany. Mönckebergstraße is located in Hamburg-Altstadt, running some 800 m in east-west-direction between the Hauptbahnhof at Steintorwall and the Rathaus at Rathausmarkt. It is named after Johann Georg Mönckeberg, mayor of Hamburg in the 1890s and 1900s. On the south side, Mönckebergstraße passes the churches of St. Petri and St. Jacobi. Halfway in between, at Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Peter's Church

10) St. Peter's Church (must see)

Hauptkirche St. Petri, known in English as St. Peter’s Church, was built by order of Pope Leo the Tenth in the early 11th century. Whereas most of Hamburg’s other churches were originally built outside the city walls, St. Peter’s has always stood within the ancient walled settlement, known in those days as Hammaburg. It was first documented as a market church in 1195. The present Gothic church building was completed in 1418. The 132m tall tower, almost Scandinavian in appearance, was...   view more
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Church of St. Nicholas

11) Church of St. Nicholas (must see)

The Church of St. Nicholas is a ruined church located in the centre of Hamburg. Previously one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen, or main churches, found within the city’s medieval centre, it was briefly the tallest building in the world. The towering Gothic Revival style spire, which stands 482 feet tall, is all that remains of the church; the main building has been demolished. The ruins are still an important tourist landmark, hosting events and displays, as well as an information centre in...   view more
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Miniature Wonderland

12) Miniature Wonderland (must see)

Miniature Wonderland claims to be the world’s largest model railway attraction. It is housed in an otherwise unassuming brick warehouse building on Am Sandtorkai, close to the Dockland Museum. The vital statistics of this project, the work of local twins Frederik and Gerrit Braun, are staggering. The model covers over 12,000 square feet of floor space. The railway lines themselves comprise 12,000 metres of track, carrying 890 trains with over 11,000 carriages. The model landscape is dotted...   view more
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Historic Warehouse District

13) Historic Warehouse District (must see)

Adjacent to the harbor, you find Hamburg’s historical warehouse district, the largest warehouse complex in the world. Narrow cobble stone streets and small waterways are lined by 100-year-old warehouses, which store cocoa, silk, and oriental carpets. These towering buildings are fine examples of Wilhelminian brick Gothic architecture. Light projections in the evening create a magical atmosphere on buildings, bridges and...   view more
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Spicy's Museum

14) Spicy's Museum (must see)

As one of Europe’s largest ports, Hamburg has been the gateway for many exotic products throughout its history. Still a busy dockland area, the city’s Speicherstadt district imports foodstuffs from across the world, including herbs and spices. Hamburg is one of the largest importers of spices in Europe, and home to the world’s only dedicated spice museum. Spicy’s, located on Am Sandtorkai next to the Miniature Wonderland attraction, is an interactive guide to the spices that have passed...   view more
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The HafenCity

15) The HafenCity (must see)

Hamburg’s HafenCity quarter is a redeveloped area of docklands south of the city centre. Formerly a part of the Free Port of Hamburg, it was removed from the port’s jurisdiction to allow the area to be redeveloped. The district, in the northern half of the Speicherstadt dockland area, now contains a growing number of new homes, office buildings and tourist attractions. Covering an area of over 2 square kilometres, it is the largest rebuilding project in Europe. When finished in twenty...   view more

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